I visit Ceske Budejovice annually; My last visit I stayed at Hotel Budweis for the first time. Knowing what I found and learned - this hotel will always be 'my hotel' in my future visits! Comfortable room, abundant free breakfast with helpful service and proximity to the charming historic past of this remarkable city are my main reasons for giving my 'high fives' to this place.
Great location facing a small lake (former moat for the old city, perhaps), just a couple of minutes walk to the immense central square yet very easy to reach by car and park. Probably now around 7 years old, but still looking pretty fresh: comfortable but standardly inoffensive room (with view over said lake); rather disappointing breakfast in over-sized restaurant area, with corporate events getting under way. Like so much in Czechia, great value compared with neighbouring countries.
We parked for free next to the hotel. Nice location.
Two small bottles of mineral water in the room.
Maps of CB are available at the reception.
Wifi worked well.
Powerful shower in bath, but we don't understand the design.
There was problem with the hot watter in the Friday midnight. We spent more than hour waiting for it. At first the staff advised us "let it flow and wait", after twenty minutes they tried it in other rooms on the floor. After this we had to take shower with pretty cold watter. So we went to bed much later then we wanted and pretty upset. The next day by check out there was no excuse, no "sorry gift", they proceed the check out and after we have asked for some refund, the lady said, we are going to get small discount (about 15%). She tried to persue us, that it was problem in the whole city, but we could not believe, because the staff in the night behaved like it is routine problem in the hotel.
I am sorry, that I have to write this, because the location is superb, the room was realy nice and the breakfast was good enough. But such a problem in 4star hotel is pretty nasty. And the manner of the reception lady after such a night was not helpfull to repair our feeling.
Very pleased with my stay at this hotel. The location is very good on the edge of the old town. My room was very spacious and comfortable with a large sitting area. The service was good and everyone was friendly and polite. The breakfast was fine. The price was very reasonable.